No. 16 Purdue Can't Stop No. 2 Duke
December 6, 2013HOOSIER SPORTS 365
PURDUE SPORTS REELASE
KK Houserscored 20 points, but No. 16 Purdue lost 99-78 to No. 2 Duke on Thursday night in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game.
The Boilermakers led 44-41 at halftime, giving Duke their first deficit at the break this season. But the Blue Devils ran away from the Boilermakers in the second half.
Alexis Jones led Duke (9-0) in scoring and Chelsea Gray added 16 points. Haley Peters, who had sat out four games with a knee injury, and Elizabeth Williams had 14 points each, Tricia Liston scored 13 and Richa Jackson 11.
Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie moved one win away from reaching 500 for her career, improving to 499-183.
Duke, which leads the series 6-3, is 6-1 overall in Big Ten/ACC Challenge games while Purdue is 1-6.